A Commerce man charged in connection with an alleged domestic violence kidnapping last week decided to skip a Thursday bond hearing. Christopher Bernard Alex is being held in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of a total of $45,000 bond on one count each of kidnapping- family violence, abandoning and endangering a child, evading arrest, and unlawful restraint. A hearing had been scheduled for Thursday, but no action was taken as Alex refused to come to court. No new hearing date has been scheduled. Alex previously served time for a 2003 armed robbery. He was arrested following a
Multiple indictments for indecency and and aggravated sexual assault of a child filed against a Terrell man have been dismissed. But Charles Duane Mayo Jr. still faces a life sentence for allegedly setting a child on fire. Charles Duane Mayo Jr was scheduled to enter pleas to multiple charges yesterday, about a month after a Kaufman County woman, Misty Laverna Dale Mayo, was sentenced to hundreds of years in prison on the same charges.
A missing Greenville girl will be remembered this weekend. A ceremony is scheduled in Greenville Sunday afternoon for a local woman who went missing as a teenager more than ten years ago. Balloons will be released in remembrance of Sara Kinslow during the event starting at 3pm Sunday at 3916 Pine St. in Greenville. Kinslow was 14 when she disappeared on May 1st2001 near Greenville Middle School.
The funeral for former Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi was to have taken place Friday, in keeping with Islamic tradition that bodies be buried as soon as possible. But a host of concerns have caused the body to be placed in temporary storage instead — and an inquiry may be launched into how he died.
The dictator was found and killed in his hometown of Sirte Thursday, after eight months of unrest and violence in Libya.
Here are some of the open questions concerning Libya:
Historians have found documents from 1497 that show King James IV paid two shillings for a bag of "fut ballis." Seventy years later, Mary Queen of Scots watched a match. The curator of the Scottish Football Museum says the early game was for the royals but the matches did include heated arguments between players.
Violet snails may be some of the best surfers around, but how the ocean snails develop their little rafts has been a mystery. Biologists have now figured out that the surfing snails ascended from evolutionary relatives on the ocean floor. The surfboard evolved from the snails' egg packet.
<p>The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, is shown in 2006. He has fought against the Ugandan government for years. The U.S. is now sending 100 military advisers to central Africa to help regional armies fight against Kony's movement.</p>
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<p>U.S. Marines and their Filipino counterparts take part in a training exercise last year in the Philippines. The U.S. has a history of sending small military contingents abroad.</p>
President Obama's decision to send 100 U.S. troops into central Africa to help combat a rebel group may have struck many as a surprise, but there's a long precedent for such operations.
U.S. forces have worked collaboratively with numerous militaries around the globe in recent decades, whether to put down insurgencies in places like the Philippines and El Salvador, or to fight the drug trade in Colombia and Mexico.